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Watch: Mitch McConnell Says Reparations Aren’t Necessary Because ‘We Elected An African-American President’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked on Tuesday if America needed to pay reparations for the years of slavery and his answer was typical of someone who feels no remorse and no guilt. He simply said no because “we elected an African-American president.”

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell opined. “We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African-American president.”

“I think we’re always a work in progress in this country but no one currently alive was responsible for that,” he continued. “And I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it.”

McConnell argued that “it would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate.”

“We’ve had waves of immigrants as well who have come to the country and experienced dramatic discrimination of one kind or another,” he remarked. “So, no, I don’t think reparations are a good idea.”

Take a look at his comments in the video clip below:

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